DoubleX Gabfest: Daniel Bergner’s new book about female desire, What Do Women Want?; gay marriage’s possible positive impact on…

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May 30 2013 12:03 PM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Monkey Desire Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about female desire; how gay marriage might save straight marriage; and the fraught relationship among women, shoes, and the media.

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In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins DoubleX managing editor Allison Benedikt and New Republic staff writer Noreen Malone to discuss Daniel Bergner’s new book about female desire, What Do Women Want?; how gay marriage might positively impact straight marriage; and shoes— does talking about a successful woman’s stilettos automatically undermine her?

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Allison Benedikt liked Behind the Candelabra but says you should watch a different recent(ish) Steven Soderbergh movie, Haywire.

Hanna Rosin recommends the terrific children’s book Timmy Failure, and also comedian Amy Schumer and her “We’ve all been a little bit raped” riff.

Noreen Malone wants you to read Benjamin Schwartz’s essay “The Rise and Fall of Charm in American Men” and the Sharon Olds poem “Sex Without Love.” 

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Allison Benedikt is a Slate senior editor. Follow her on Twitter.

Noreen Malone is a senior editor at New York magazine.

Hanna Rosin is the founder of DoubleX and a writer for the Atlantic. She is also the author of The End of Men. Follow her on Twitter.

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